Bug 166057 - CAN-2005-2470 acroread buffer overflow
Summary: CAN-2005-2470 acroread buffer overflow
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: acroread
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Dan Williams
QA Contact:
Keywords: Security
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-08-16 14:07 UTC by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-08-16 20:20:22 UTC

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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2005:750 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: Adobe Acrobat Reader security update 2005-08-16 04:00:00 UTC

Description Josh Bressers 2005-08-16 14:07:54 UTC
Adobe alerted us to a buffer overflow in acroread

Details: The identified vulnerability is a buffer overflow within a core
application plug-in which is part of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader.  If
a malicious file were opened it could trigger a buffer overflow as the
file is being loaded into Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader.  A buffer
overflow can cause the application to crash and increase the risk of
malicious code execution.

Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-08-16 14:08:32 UTC
This issue should also affect RHEL3

Comment 2 Dan Williams 2005-08-16 14:12:10 UTC
Has Adobe posted updated binaries to their site that we can pull from?

Comment 3 Josh Bressers 2005-08-16 14:14:41 UTC
None yet, I'm bugging dff about them.

Comment 4 Josh Bressers 2005-08-16 14:28:10 UTC
I've filed errata RHSA-2005:750 for this issue.

Comment 5 Josh Bressers 2005-08-16 16:25:56 UTC
Lifting embargo, this is now public.

Comment 6 Red Hat Bugzilla 2005-08-16 20:20:22 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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